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Exeter Works wins prestigious Civic Award at the Exeter Living Awards

Published: 18 March 2022

Winners! Exeter Works team celebrate winning the prestigious Civic Award

Exeter Works has won the prestigious Civic Award at the annual Exeter Living Awards for its specialist advice on skills and training.

The Civic Award highlights the contribution of an organisation or company which has improved Exeter this year and is committed to helping develop others.

Cllr Rachel Sutton, Lead Councillor with responsibility for the Skills agenda, praised the efforts of everyone involved with Exeter Works and said she was delighted with the recognition of its role in helping people to find new opportunities in Exeter.

Cllr Sutton said: “It’s fantastic for Exeter Works and Youth Hub Devon to be recognised with the Civic Award for all the hard work and dedication of the teams to make this initiative such a success.

“The City Council are proud to be working collaboratively with Exeter Chamber to bring the Exeter Works service to the people and businesses of Exeter. Undoubtedly, there is still a lot to do, and the team are always looking to improve the service they offer and to flex what they do to meet the needs of residents and businesses alike.”

Exeter Works is a partnership between Exeter City Council and Exeter Chamber of Commerce. Working together with a wide range of other organisations from across Exeter, it aims to make it easier for individuals and businesses to access information about jobs, training, redundancy and a range of other support.

The hub in Princesshay is a one stop shop for all things employment-related and includes Youth Hub Devon, funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and led by Devon County Council.

It brings together a wide range of organisations, including Jobcentre Plus, National Careers Service, Learn Devon, CSW Group, Exeter College, recruitment agencies, local businesses and training providers.

Jo Caine, chair of the Exeter Skills Advisory Group and Chamber board director, said: “We’re really proud that Exeter Works won the Civic Award - congratulations to the whole Exeter Works and Youth Hub Devon team.

“It is brilliant that the initiative has been recognised for its work in bringing vital employment and training information to the public and supporting the economic recovery of the Exeter and the wider Devon economy.”

She added: “Exeter Chamber would also like to congratulate the many other winners and shortlisted companies at the event – it’s fantastic to see a light being shone on our thriving business community.”

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